16 July 2017

Journey into Mordor with LOTRO's Newest Expansion

Middle-earth themed MMORPG The Lord of the Rings Online recently celebrated its tenth anniversary; following this milestone and five expansions packs' worth of adventures, players will finally be able to journey into Mordor with the game's upcoming Mordor expansion, which is slated for release on July 31st.

In an interview with MMO-Central, Standing Stone - the company which took over the game after Turbine switched over to mobile gaming - explained that the adventures will take place after the One Ring has been destroyed by Frodo and Sam.

“The reason that we can enter Mordor and not interfere with Frodo and Sam’s mission is because the majority of the Mordor expansion is going to take place after they’ve already gotten to Mount Doom. It would not be appropriate, I don’t think, for adventurers to be gallivanting in Mordor concurrent with Frodo and Sam doing their thing,” Jeff Libby said. “Fairly early on in the expansion, I think you’ll see that things get sorted out in a way, and then Mordor is our oyster.” (Check out the full interview here!)

LOTRO's Mordor expansion comes with a slew of new features, including:
  • 300+ new quests
  • Hundreds of new deeds
  • New Allegiance system
  • New instance cluster with raid

The expansion will be available in the LOTRO store following Update 22 this winter:
  • Base Edition (Moria region and instances only): 2495 points
  • High Elf race: 1000 points

For now, players can purchase one of three editions of the game:

The Ultimate Fan Bundle - $129.99
  • Aria of the Valar - instant boost to Mordor
  • High Elf race
  • Character slot
  • Exclusive Alliance cosmetics & mount
  • Exclusive Mordor cosmetics & mount
  • Two exclusive titles
  • XP accelerators for all characters
  • Housing teleport for all characters
  • Three relics for all characters
  • Two essence reclamation scrolls for all characters
  • Ten extra shared storage slots
  • Code for a month of free VIP access

The Collector's Edition - $79.99
  • Aria of the Valar
  • High Elf race
  • Character slot
  • Exclusive Alliance cosmetics & mount
  • One exclusive title

The Standard Edition - $39.99 
  • Aria of the Valar  

Will you be journeying into Mordor? And if so, which edition will you choose?

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